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State Sen. Mike Stack supports the potential relocation of a fruit-import company to Tioga Marine Terminal in

Port Richmond. Ecuadorian Line, one of the oldest banana-import companies in the world, is consid-

MAJOR Artery Revitalization Committee, Mayfair CDC, Councilwoman Joan Krajewski and State Rep. Michael McGeehan provided two new police bikes to officers in 15th Police Dist. at ‘thank you’ dinner for MARC's supporters at Pasiano's Restaurant. In photo are Krajewski, McGeehan, MARC President John Byrne, MARC Secretary Mick Hartey and Mayfair CDC Executive Director Brian King who presented bikes to Police Officers Colin Broderick and Christine Vincent.

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DILWORTH PLAZA was humming at noon Tuesday with police and supporters pushing the upcoming Hero Thrill Show at Wachovia Complex this Saturday. Proceeds from this spectacular send children of slain public-safety workers to college. Photo by Donald Terry

Police, CCP Honor Rudmans Organized Crime, Justice and Physics, taught by the College’s faculty, at the Philadelphia Police Academy or at the College’s Main or Regional Center campuses. Since its inception, the Rudman Foundation has provided 214 students with grants totaling $72,808. That total will grow on Aug. 28, when the Rudmans present Ramsey with a check for $10,584 to cover tuition grants this fall for 24 police officers. Kal Rudman is a Philadelphia native and a music and show-business pioneer and legend. He is the founder and publisher of six radio and music industry publications, including the Friday Morning

Quarterback. He and his wife are noted philanthropists. Their foundation is particularly interested in education and public safety. “Community colleges train 80% of the country’s police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians,” according to a July 2008 USA Today article. Community College of Philadelphia enrolls approximately 34,000 students annually at its Main Campus, three Regional Centers and various locations throughout Philadelphia. The College offers day, evening and weekend classes, as well as classes on the Internet. Visit the College at

shoremen about the positive impacts of this potential relocation. “Tioga Marine Terminal already accepts imports of produce and other products, so Ecuadorian Line would fit in

well at our port,” Stack said. Ecuadorian Line is also considering relocating to Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia, as well as other East Coast ports.

State Senator

Christine M. Tartaglione Salutes our Working Men and Women on

Labor Day

Proudly serving the 2nd Senatorial District Please contact one of my district offices if we can be of assistance to you. 1061 Bridge St. Philadelphia, PA 19124 (215) 533-0440

Norris Square 127 W. Susquehanna Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19122 (215) 291-4653

Local 5 Elevator Constructors is grateful for all the hard work and dedication from all our brothers and sisters that have made the labor movement as strong as it is today.

Congratulations to All Unions This Labor Day 2008 Councilwoman

Jannie Blackwell Council Majority Leader

Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey will honor Kal & Lucille Rudman for their generosity, and accept their latest donation to a college scholarship program at 2 p.m. this afternoon in the main auditorium at Philadelphia Police Headquarters, 8th & Race Streets. Since 2002, the Kal & Lucille Rudman Foundation has helped Philadelphia police officers go to Community College of Philadelphia by supplying scholarships to pay for tuition and fees. The program pays tuition and fees for officers taking a three-credit course in the College’s Justice Curriculum. Police officers can attend courses in subjects, such as

plus additional jobs for union truck drivers and other associated positions. The International Longshoreman’s Association Local 1291 supports the project. The Senator has spoken with long-

The Public Record • August 28, 2008

MARC, Pols Give Bikes

ering moving its operations from the Port of New York and New Jersey to Tioga Marine Terminal. “Since colonial times, Philadelphia has welcomed imports from around the world, and our tradition as a port city continues to this day at Tioga Marine Terminal,” Stack said. “Ecuadorian Line would bring more quality jobs to our area and improve our local economy. It’s a good move.” The company would ship 4,000 pallets of fruit every week, and the ship would come to the port 52 weeks a year. The company would require about 100,000 square feet of refrigerated warehouse space to hold produce like bananas, pineapples and melons. The move would create 100 jobs for union longshoremen,

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Stack Seeks More Port Union Jobs

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